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Falcoholinks: All the Falcons news you need for Thursday, Oct. 8

Thursday links.

Atlanta Falcons v Green Bay Packers Photo by Dylan Buell/Getty Images

Fresh links for breakfast, as always. Read on for the latest news, notes, and narratives in today’s edition of Falcoholinks.

Falcons - Panthers on deck

The Panthers are a somewhat surprising 2-2, and the Falcons continue to limp along in the basement at 0-4. Both teams possess potent offensive weapons, but both teams are also particularly banged up. With the Falcons’ defense not able to stop particularly anyone in 2020, how will they fare against a Panthers’ offense without otherworldly running back Christian McCaffrey?

In any case, they may have A.J. Terrell back at corner, as he’s been cleared to return to meetings and could return from the Reserve/COVID-19 list prior to Sunday’s game.

Courtesy of homefield advantage, the Falcons enter this one as slight favorites — although it’s impossible to envision thinking the Falcons are favorites at anything at the moment.

And on a lighter note, we stroll down memory lane with some of our favorite Falcons-Panthers moments. That 300-yard Julio Jones game has to to be one of ‘em.

Safety Jamal Carter cut

Jamal Carter was forced into action against the Packers, and it’s evident the Falcons weren’t pleased with his play as he was released Wednesday afternoon.

Fantasy stud and dud

Which Atlanta Falcons delivered for your fantasy team and who came up short? Adnan Ikic has got you covered with his Fantasy stud and dude from Week 4’s clash against Green Bay.

Drafting a quarterback?

In all likelihood the Falcons will be drafting fairly high in the 2021 NFL Draft. While Matt Ryan is still a very good quarterback, with the team likely under a new regime, could Atlanta elect to expend their first pick on a QB?

Following the Brett Favre/Aaron Rodgers template, it’s never too soon to begin preparing for the future. As we’re heading into an uncertain time for this franchise, it’s worth considering that an early-round quarterback could be in the cards.

The Falcoholic Live Episode 117

Kevin Knight & Co. looked back at Monday’s loss against the Packers and previewed Sunday’s tilt against the Panthers. If you didn’t catch the live show you can view the full episode here.

The Falcoholic Postgame Podcast

In this week’s postgame podcast, David Walker and Evan Birchfield break down what exactly happened in Green Bay on Monday night. The full episode is available for download right here.